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Harm Reduction and HIV

What Is Harm Reduction? Harm reduction is a way of dealing with behavior that damages the health of the person involved and of their community. Harm reduction tries to improve individual and community health. Much of the work on harm reduction has been in connection with drug use. This fact sheet focuses on harm reduction applied to drug use and HIV. Some key points of harm reduction: Drug use won't disappear but its harmful effects...
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PEP RELATED SIDE EFFECTS (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST) (HARM REDUCTION STRATEGIES FOR MAGNETIC COUPLES, 2009)

Hi Doc,My wife got exposed to me ( Am hiv+ while she's -ve)through a condom break.She was put on combivir and Efavirenz but after 3 days she had serious side effects and our Doc changed her regimen to Combivir only. It's been 7 days since...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I would advise your wife to immediately seek a second opinion form a more competent HIV specialist. Her current symptoms are most likely due to the AZT component of her Combivir. (It's one of the reasons I no longer recommend this drug... Read more »

Can using poppers be harmful if you have HIV?

is it dangerous to use poppers if you are hiv +?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.Most of the research reports regarding poppers (Amyl Nitrates and Amyl Nitrites) have linked their use to an increased risk for acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This includes an increased... Read more »

REVENOL TOGETER WITH HIV MEDICATION>IS IT HARMFUL OR BENEFIT

I am giving my partner an immune booster called REVENOL and would like to know if any of the ingredients will diminish the HIV medications strength as I have heard differing ideas.Thank you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There is no information suggesting significant drug interactions between Revenol and HIV drugs to my knowledge. Also, there is no scientific information that Revenol actually "boosts" the immune system either! Revenol is basically a mix... Read more »

"Dealing with HIV+ Fiance' when I have OCD (HARM REDUCTION STRATEGIES FOR MAGNETIC COUPLES, 2009)

Dear Dr. Fascino: I've never seen this ? before but is there any advice on the day-to-day dealing w/magnetic couple issues? (i.e. my fiance' is 15 yrs w/HIV. Still undetectable viral load). Each and every day I don't know if I can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is much more of an OCD than HIV problem! You've already spent "many visits with your partner's ID specialist asking questions." He has assured you that since you follow safer sex practices you should be OK. I doubt... Read more »
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NYC Harm Reduction

Posted by Robert1
New York Harm Reduction Educators, Inc (NYHRE) is New Yorks largest harm reduction/ syringe exchange program. Its mission is HIV prevention and comprehensive services for those at risk for, or infected with HIV. Legally constituted in 1992, we serve... Read more »

Harm Reduction in New York City

Posted by SLippek
Job Posting
Syringe Exchange Program Prevention Case Manager
Posted 09/12/2005
Location: New York City

ACQC is seeking a Prevention Case Manager to work with active injection drug users in our expanding, innovative Syringe Exchange Program. This is an... Read more »

HIV1?HIV2?HIV-O?HIV-N?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
We didn't even know about HIV until the 1980's. So, we invented a HIV1 test, only to find there is a HIV2. So, we invented a HIV2 only to find out there is a HIV-O. Why are we so ignorant to think there couldn't be another strain...for which we... Read more »

HIV-1? HIV-2? HIV-O?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
We didn't even know about HIV until the 1980's. So, we invented a HIV1 test, only to find there is a HIV2. So, we invented a HIV2 only to find out there is a HIV-O. Why are we so ignorant to think there couldn't be another strain...for which we... Read more »